Monopoli is a charming town facing the Adriatic sea, just 30 minutes away from Bari, with an ancient heart made of white small houses and streets once inhabited by fishermen. Even today, fishing is one of the most important activity of this area and tourists can enjoy the view of many colored fishing boats crossing the waters of the beautiful Monopoli harbour.
Civil weddings are performed at Carlo V Castle, an impressive manor built on the strip of land more advanced in the sea. It was part of the system of coastal fortification, wanted by Emperor Carlo V in Puglia. The castle construction ended in 1552. It has pentagonal shape, typical of the sixteenth-century forts, but it seems to have incorporated a pre-existing cylindrical tower, of Roman form, which gives a singular relief to the entrance and to the façade itself. The underground, which includes the ancient Basilian Church of San Nicola della Pinna, has become the church of the fortress. This name comes from the position of the castle, built on the tip (Fin) of the peninsula that protrudes on the sea, together with the convent founded, in the X century, by a monopolist in mystical crisis after the death of his wife.
From the Castle, you can walk towards the many city centre amazing streets, or along the spectacular Lungomare which brings to the south side of the old city.
An unforgettable wedding reception can be arranged in one of the many, gorgeous restaurants located in walking distance from the Castle.
If your goal is to have ceremony, reception and accommodation in the same place, avoiding car transfers, this venue will be perfect for you.